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Poster: Spuzz Date: Jul 28, 2005 8:31am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Dating Do's and Don'ts Ed Wood Connections

Just reading the review someone put for Dating Do's and Don'ts, and how it's purported to be written by Ed Wood Jr.

Does anyone have any more proof of this?

Oh, I just love it how Ann is played by, according to IMDB, an actress named Jackie Gleason.

"To the Moon Woody!"

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Poster: Rick Prelinger Date: Jul 30, 2005 1:06am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Dating Do's and Don'ts Ed Wood Connections

Alan "Woody" Woodruff is actually played by John Lindsay. The Ed Wood connection is an urban legend.

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Jul 28, 2005 11:25am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Dating Do's and Don'ts Ed Wood Connections

I think it's a myth. According to my notes, here's who worked on the film:

"DIRECTOR: Gil Altschul; CAMERA: Bruce Colling; WRITERS: Harriette Smith, Hartley Pfeil; EDITOR: George Wilbern; NARRATOR: Ken Nordine; AUTHORITY: Reuben Hill, Ph.D., Research Professor in Family Life, University of North Carolina; ALAN WOODRUFF: John Lin"

Ken Nordine is a celebrity of sorts - he did a lot of spoken word jazz and he also did some popular commercial voiceover work in the late 1980s (Levis jeans, etc.).

Ed Wood, Jr. may have been in Chicago around the time that "Dating Do's and Don'ts" was made, so maybe he worked at Coronet? The book "Nightmare of Ecstasy" seems to be the source of this rumor. Anybody have it handy?